Sherpa, an Australian on-demand service delivery start-up has expanded its operations to offer more takeaway food deliveries via partnerships with DeliveryHero.com.au and Doughnut Time.
The partnership with DeliveryHero.com.au will open up access to hundreds of popular restaurants currently without delivery drivers, while the exclusive partnership with Doughnut Time with see Sherpa expand its own offering across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
“Food deliveries are already a huge area with our couriers, with customers enjoying the added convenience that we can bring. These new partnerships are fantastic developments for the food industry as we are enabling delivery capabilities for hundreds of outlets that haven’t had the ability to before,” says Sherpa co-founder Ben Nowlan
“…Both partnerships have enabled us to bring in more jobs for our drivers, and our customers benefit from a fast delivery commitment from their favourite outlets. This is the first of many partnerships we’re looking at for the year and we’re confident that the Sherpa offering can positively add to the growing convenience industry in Australia.”
Commenting on the new partnership, Clive Thorpe, CEO of DeliveryHero.com.au says that Sherpa’s network of drivers will be a valuable asset to the business by enabling it to expand its network across Australia while strengthening the list of restaurants that it currently serves.
“Australians are continuously seeking convenience, with restaurants without delivery services often suffering as a consequence. With Sherpa, we’re able to open up more and more restaurants because we know we have an available bank of local drivers to meet customer demand."
Sherpa was founded in April 2015 by Mathieu Cornillon, Ben Nowlan and Bastien Vetault. The delivery service allows anyone to get anything that is locally available delivered (within 10km of the CBD) straight to their doorstep within two hours, including groceries, drycleaning, flowers and alcohol, and takeaway food within one hour. The service currently operates in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Perth and Adelaide.